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Born: May 29, 1935

Date of Passing: Apr 17, 2017

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RONALD EDWARD LITTLEJOHN It is with great sadness that Ron's family announces his passing on April 17, 2017 following his battle with cancer. Ron was predeceased by both his parents, William (Spence) and Barbara Littlejohn. He is survived by his loving wife Linda, of 34 years; his three children, Brent (Clare), Bonnie (Jamie), and Catherine (Chris); his brother Lyle (Marg); and his sister Catherine (Bob). Ron has three grandchildren, Megan, Chloe, and Benjamin who will miss him terribly. Ron was born in the small farming community of Arrow River, Manitoba on May 29, 1935. Even though he grew up on the farm, teaching very quickly became his calling. He took a job following Grade 11 teaching grades one through nine in a one-room schoolhouse. After a few stumbles he made it work, and fell in love with the job. He moved to Winnipeg where he completed his university studies at the University of Manitoba and spent his career working as a teacher and principal with the St. James-Assiniboia School Division. In June of 1990 he retired from Heritage School. Ron was a sports enthusiast. He grew up listening to Chicago Cubs games on the radio and this started a life-long love of baseball. In his early days in rural Manitoba he played the sport and was inducted into the Manitoba Baseball Hall of Fame. Throughout his life, Ron was an avid curler, curling well into his 70s. He loved the sport and spent many a game glued to his TV set. Even in his last few days, Ron could be found discussing the events of the curling game. Ron enjoyed reading, travelling, going to the theatre, and spending lots of time with his family. He will be deeply missed. A service of remembrance and celebration will be held at Cropo Funeral Chapel, 1442 Main St. on Saturday, April 29 at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a contribution to CancerCare Manitoba. CROPO FUNERAL CHAPEL 204-586-8044

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As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Apr 22, 2017

Condolences & Memories (5 entries)

  • Only now do I see that Ron Littlejohn died last year and therefore only now do I send my condolences to his family. He was my Grade 7 classroom teacher at Deer Lodge Junior High School in St James and contributed greatly to my love of learning. He and his first wife were also our close neighbours in Sharp Blvd, and many an evening I spent babysitting Brent (who must be in his mid-50s by now). I regret not having been able to keep in touch with Ron, but will always remember him as one of my favourite teachers. Ann Waters(-Bayer), Goettingen, Germany - Posted by: Ann Waters-Bayer (Student) on: Mar 04, 2018

  • Linda and family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I only met Ron a few times during staff events but seemed like a wonderful man My condolences. Cindy - Posted by: Cindy stewart (Friend) on: Apr 30, 2017

  • Linda, I am so sorry for your loss. Ron was one of my teachers in Junior High and I remember how much he loved his "job". When I became a teacher myself I was fortunate to cross paths again as a colleague. His dedication hadn't changed one bit! I know you will have many wonderful memories to reflect upon and help you through the days ahead. My thoughts will be with you on Saturday and I am sorry I cannot be there in person. Lorne - Posted by: Lorne Lisik (Former student and colleague ) on: Apr 26, 2017

  • It was just my second year as a teacher when I was hired to teach Grade 5 at Linwood School. Ron Littlejohn was welcomed me and helped me to settle in at Linwood School. May he rest in peace. - Posted by: Leann (Adair) Smith (Grade 5 Teacher at Linwood School and Ron was my principal) on: Apr 23, 2017

  • I am so sorry for the loss of such a wonderful man. Ron meant so much to so many Including myself. His daughter Catherine and I have been friends for over 20 years and I spent many lunch hours, after school visits, Saturday afternoons and summer weeks at the cabin with the Daniels/Littlejohn family. My memories of Ron include the weekly routine of putting on for me a VHS of Full House he recorded earlier for Catherine while I waited at her house for her to come home from piano. On any given drive from house to house or school to home or to the cabin, he would endure hours of listening to Backstreet Boys and Spice Girls, never complaining or commenting on the loud singing from the back seat. He was patient and kind and a big part of my childhood. I will truly miss him. - Posted by: Jenni Danino (Family friend ) on: Apr 22, 2017

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